Daily News Headlines – April 11, 2021

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Area Election Results – The Standard
RICHMOND – These results are for contested races in Ray County and Excelsior Springs… HEALTH DEPT.

House committee rejects Medicaid expansion funds – The Standard
JEFFERSON CITY – Medicaid expansion advocates celebrated victory in August after more than 53% of voters said the program should add more than 200,000 Missourians. But last week, Republican House Budget Committee members voted down House Bill 20, which would have provided almost $1.9 billion in funding for the voter-approved expansion.

Commission issues service challenge to public – The Standard
JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Community Service Commission has issued the Bicentennial Community Service Challenge. The challenge encourages Missourians to volunteer for 200 hours this year in honor of the state’s 200th year of statehood.

Excelsior School District OKs increases in salaries – The Standard
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – School district personnel will receive bigger paychecks in 2021-2022. During its March meeting, the school During its March meeting, the school board approved the district’s salary schedules for next school year, as recommended by Superintendent Dan Hoehn.

Fired Superintendent Fires Back – The Standard
RICHMOND – Former Richmond School District Superintendent Mike Aytes’ employment discrimination suit includes allegations of cheating and sexual harassment involving head varsity football and baseball coach Nick Persell.

Two Tigers named to Dream Team – The Standard
CARROLLTON – In late March, KMZU announced its latest Dream Teams for high school boys and girls basketball. Excelsior Springs juniors Mallory Millsap and Rylie Stottlemyre made the cut for the girls team.

Beekeeper Crafts Sweet Business Plan – The Standard
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – A block north of The Atlas Saloon, Grace Wins and The Farm House, a hill with a past and a future rises. “There used to be a hotel up there – Hotel Castle Rock,” Ryan Radecki says.

Liberty Hospital Receives Accreditation by National Group as Chest Pain Center – The Standard
LIBERTY – Liberty Hospital has been recognized nationally by The American College of Cardiology, or ACC, and awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation for demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain.

Direct contact with elected officials? – The Standard
Many bills filed in the Missouri General Assembly are dead on arrival, and that is for the best. But some bills are DOA because they make lawmakers uncomfortable.

Release of state funds good news for district, Hoehn says – The Standard
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – The school district might receive more state funds. Gov.

County commissioners tour Operation Safe’s Cerner vaccination site – The Standard
LIBERTY – The Clay County Commissioners visited the Cerner Corp. campus in North Kansas City to support the Operation Safe Vaccination site.

Oats Transit offers shared ride service – The Standard
COLUMBIA – Oats Transit, a shared-ride, public transportation company, offers service to people of all ages. “We offer transportation in 87 Missouri counties.

House passes bill to allow higher education tuition increases – Columbian Missourian
Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, seeks to undo that. From the House floor Richey explained that the 2007 legislation only limited increases in tuition…

Kansas and Missouri offered $1.6 billion to expand Medicaid – but the GOP does not want the … – AlterNet
Doug Richey, (R-Excelsior Springs, MO) noted his concerns about spending. “I think it is foolish to say that because we have a temporary revenue…

Here are April 6 election results for cities and school boards in Kansas City area – Kansas City Star

Prep baseball roundup: VanHorn clipped by Bishop Ward rally – Blue Springs Examiner
Excelsior Springs 18, Oak Grove 3: Visiting Oak Grove couldn’t overcome Excelsior Springs’ 15-run barrage in the second inning in a…

DEA “Take-Back Day” set for April 24, 2021 – KTTN
…Excelsior Springs Police Department main lobby, Kearney Police Station, and Gower Police Department.

Webster-Kirkwood Times Picks Up Multiple Awards – Webster-Kirkwood Times, Inc.
The Missouri Press Association  will present the 2021 Best Ad Awards at the 155th Annual MPA Convention and Trade Show on Saturday, Sept. 25, at The Elms Resort and Spa in Excelsior Springs.

MSHSAA announces its district assignments for spring sports – Moberly Monitor Index
Other schools assigned to this district are Barstow, Benton, Bishop LeBlond, Boonville, Cameron, Center, Chillicothe, Excelsior Springs, Kirksville, …

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